- develop skills in selecting, evaluating and designing teaching materials
-Be able to plan and organize suitable material for teaching
-understand a variety of techniques for evaluating materials
- be able to adapt materials in a variety of ways
Course Content (Syllabus)
This module covers the techniques and principles for designing, selecting and evaluating materials. It trains students to adapt materials in a variety of ways and to devise texts and tasks to supplement published materials, in the light of current research in evaluation and design of EFL materials. It examines ways of involving learners in materials evaluation and design.
Additional bibliography for study
Allwright, R.L. (1981) What do we want teaching materials for? ELTJ. 36/1.
Grant, N. (1987) Making the most of your textbook. London: Longman.
Green, K. (2004) Enhancing a Differentiated Curriculum Through the Use of Thinking Strategies. VAGTC 14/2.
Harwood, N. (2010). English Language teaching materials: Theory and Practice. Cambridge: CUP.
Hewings, M. (1991) The interpretation of illustrations in ELT materials. ELTJ. 45/3.
Hutchison, T. and Torres, E. (1994) The textbook as agent of change. ELTJ, 48/4. Johnson, K. (2003) Designing Language Teaching Tasks. Basingstoke: Palgrave
Leach, R. and Deason, P. (1992) Making, Using and Adapting materials. Cambridge: National Extension College.
McGrath, I (2002) Materials Evaluation and Design for Language Teaching Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Peacock, M (1997) The effect of authentic materials on the motivation of EFL learners. ELTJournal 51/2:144-156.
O’Neill, R. (1982) Why use textbooks? ELTJ. 36/2.
Sheldon, L. (1988) Evaluating ELT textbooks and materials. ELTJ. 42/4.
Tomlinson, B. (ed) (2003). Developing Materials for Language Teaching.London: Continuum.
Tomlinson, B. (1998) Materials Development in Language Teaching. (ed) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Tomlinson, B. & H. Masuhara (eds) (2010). Research for Materials development in language learning: evidence for best practice. London: Continuum